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Tuesday July 3rd 2012

‘Climate’ Archives

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Guest post by Kelly Levin, WRI; Paul Higgins, AMS; Brian Helmuth, University of South Carolina; and Andy Dessler, Texas A&M Scientists have made massive progress in understanding the climate system and how human activities are altering it. Despite that progress, decision makers continue to struggle with climate change risk [...]

The Self-Inflicted Downfall Of The Heartland Institute

The Self-Inflicted Downfall Of The Heartland Institute

A protester outside Heartland's climate denier conference. Photo: Kelly Mitchell “I don’t appreciate being called a terrorist,” the woman said firmly. I was standing outside the Hilton Chicago hotel talking to Jim Lakely, the director of communications for the Heartland Institute, when an elderly woman approached us on the [...]

With 37,000 Wind Jobs At Risk, Obama In Iowa To Push For Renewable Energy Tax Credit Extension

While House Republicans hold events across the country today — pushing discredited claims about the Environmental Protection Agency and drilling, through the ironically named House Energy Action Team — President Obama will make the case in Iowa for extending renewable energy tax credits to save American jobs. Speaking at an Iowa wind [...]

Orlando Sentinel Slams The ‘Nuclear Tax’ Ratepayers Must Pay Progress Energy

Orlando Sentinel Slams The ‘Nuclear Tax’ Ratepayers Must Pay Progress Energy

Joke is on Progress customers stuck paying nuclear tax Stop me if you’ve heard this one. You and Progress Energy walk into a bar. Progress says it’s going to order $24 billion worth of drinks, but they won’t arrive until 2024. Oh, and you have to pick up the tab — even if the server drops the tray and the drinks never arrive [...]

Mission Critical: A Clean-Energy Call To Arms

Mission Critical: A Clean-Energy Call To Arms

by Nicole Lederer, via Clean Edge They say nothing can get done in Washington, D.C. on the issue of clean energy, which has become a political lightening rod over the last year. With Congress at a high watermark of partisanship, accusations abound on Capitol Hill that American energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and the [...]

Fresh hockey sticks from the Southern Hemisphere

Fresh hockey sticks from the Southern Hemisphere

In the Northern Hemisphere, the late 20th / early 21st century has been the hottest time period in the last 400 years at very high confidence, and likely in the last 1000 – 2000 years (or more). It has been unclear whether this is also true in the Southern Hemisphere. Three studies out this week shed considerable new light on this [...]

OHC Model/Obs Comparison Errata

OHC Model/Obs Comparison Errata

This is just a brief note to point out that a few graphs that I have put together showing Ocean Heat Content changes in recent decades had an incorrect scaling for the GISS model data. My error was in assuming that the model output (which were in units W yr/m2) were scaled for the ocean area only, when in fact they were scaled for the entire [...]

Heartland Institute Hemorrhages Donors And Cash For Extremist Agenda, As Coal And Oil Step In

Heartland Institute Hemorrhages Donors And Cash For Extremist Agenda, As Coal And Oil Step In

Peter Gleick cleared of forging documents in Heartland expose Heartland Institute hosts its annual denial-a-palooza conference in Chicago this week, during an uncertain time for the libertarian think tank. Exposed for its secret agenda to teach climate denialism in classrooms and its outlandish billboard campaign, Heartland has shed sponsors and [...]

Oil And Gas Link To Texas Earthquakes Studied

Oil And Gas Link To Texas Earthquakes Studied

By Tom Kenworthy Scientists from two Texas universities are looking into a pair of recent earthquakes near the Texas-Louisiana border for clues to whether they were related to underground injection of oil and gas drilling waste produced in the course of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. One of the scientists studying the two recent Texas quakes [...]

Energy Efficiency: What Are The Laggards Thinking?

Energy Efficiency: What Are The Laggards Thinking?

by Elisa Wood, via Renewable Energy World Why do some states avoid creating policies that encourage consumers and businesses to save energy? What’s the psychology of the laggards? A new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy sheds some insight as it examines the states that consistently fall behind in the [...]

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